It's been awhile since I have been to Mexico, but in many of my previous travels, I have always encountered corrupt police who pull over tourists traveling by car. They usually expect bribes or take and hold your passport if you have no cash on your person. Another friend of ours recently traveled around Riviera de Maya and ran into a similar issue.
Would anyone be able to elaborate on this, and if it still happens often? My husband and I will be traveling around Mexico via car rental. We are wondering if we should leave all necessary documents in a locker at the airport or just fib our way out of bribing a cop (that we have no money/legal documents on us) should worse come to worst. Also, we plan to exchange dollars for pesos at the airport for the better exchange rate, but do not want to be pulled over with pesos on us.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Advice? Thanks in advance.